Maningrida Arts & Culture is a pre-eminent site of contemporary cultural expression and art-making, abundant with highly collectable art and emerging Talent.
The art has its genesis in body design, rock art and cultural practices, in concert with more than 50 years of collaborations, travel and political action to retain ownership of country. Values and law are expressed through language, imagery, manikay (song), bunggul (dance), doloppo bim (bark painting), sculptures, and kun-madj (weaving).
“I learnt how to weave from my mother, Nancy Djulumba, who passed away a long time ago.. I first made coiled baskets, twined bags and string bags. I then learned how to paint from my husband. I first made coiled baskets, twined bags and string bags. I then learned how to paint from my husband. My favourite subject is the yawkyawk spirit who lives in the water at Kubumi. It is my husband’s Dreaming. I represent her in my bark paintings, in my timber carvings and also in my weaving.”
– Anniebell Marrngamarrnga, interview by Apolline Kohen at Maningrida Arts and
Culture, 12 February 2007